Research Reports

February 18, 2002

The Foot-and-Mouth Disease Crisis and the Irish border

A study of the cross-border dimension of the 2001 foot-and-mouth disease outbreak by the Centre’s research manager, Dr Patricia Clarke, with comments from the Departments of Agriculture in Belfast and Dublin. Issued exactly a year after the original outbreak in England, the report’s findings were praised by the two Ministers, Brid Rodgers and Joe Walsh, […]

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November 16, 2001

The Local History Project. Co-operating North and South

This study by Dr Jacinta Prunty, Dr Raymond Gillespie and Ms Maeve Mulryan-Moloney of the Department of Modern History, NUI Maynooth aims to provide a solid basis for future practical collaboration in local history on an all-Ireland basis. The aims may be summarised as: Identification on an all-island basis of as many local history societies […]

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October 18, 2001

A Report on the North-South School, Youth and Teacher Exchanges Conference

18 October 2001 The Centre for Cross Border Studies was commissioned by the Department of Education Northern Ireland and the Department of Education and Science in the Republic of Ireland to carry out a ‘scoping’ study of the current state of North/South school, youth and teacher exchanges, with recommendations on how such exchanges might be […]

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October 4, 2001

Cross-Border Co-operation in Local Government: Models of Management, Development and Reconciliation

A study by Professor Derek Birrell and Ms Amanda Hayes of the University of Ulster of the different kinds of cross-border links between local authorities, including one-to-one linkages, local government cross-border networks, and cross-border partnerships involving other agencies. It also analyses the project management methods used, the views of the councillors involved and the involvement […]

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August 1, 2001

Northern Ireland Review of Foot-and-Mouth Disease

On 13 February 2002 Bríd Rodgers, Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, announced her decision to appoint PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to undertake an independent review of the spring 2001 Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak in Northern Ireland. As part of this process the Centre for Cross Border studies was asked by PwC to prepare a paper on […]

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June 1, 2001

The Foot-and-Mouth Disease Crisis and the Irish border

A study of the cross-border dimension of the 2001 foot-and-mouth disease outbreak by the Centre’s research manager, Dr Patricia Clarke, with comments from the Departments of Agriculture in Belfast and Dublin. Issued exactly a year after the original outbreak in England, the report’s findings were praised by the two Ministers, Brid Rodgers and Joe Walsh, […]

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May 17, 2001

From Concept to Realisation: An Evaluation of CAWT

In June 2000, the Centre for Cross Border Studies was commissioned by the CAWT Management Board to undertake an independent evaluation of the CAWT organisation. The evaluation, which was prepared at a time when CAWT was actively considering its future role, aimed to serve three main functions: the need for accountability to the border population, […]

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May 8, 2001

Cross Currents Book Series

Cross Currents is a new series of short books featuring essays by leading intellectual figures in Ireland, North and South, on issues of current importance to the people of both jurisdictions. The first three books features essays on multi-culturalism, the ‘island economy’ and human rights. The series aims to open up a higher and more […]

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April 18, 2001

North South School, Youth and Teacher Exchanges Conference

18 October 2001 The Centre for Cross Border Studies was commissioned by the Department of Education Northern Ireland and the Department of Education and Science in the Republic of Ireland to carry out a ‘scoping’ study of the current state of North/South school, youth and teacher exchanges, with recommendations on how such exchanges might be […]

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April 1, 2001

Cross-Border Co-operation in Health Services in Ireland

A study of the past, present and potential for future co-operation in health services across the Irish border by a research team led by Dr Jim Jamison, formerly director of the Health and Social Care Research Unit at Queen’s University Belfast, and including Professor Martin McKee of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, […]

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